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Chennai

On golden Pondy ... women rest on the rocks at Pondicherry's City Beach.

India

India, with an accent

Pondicherry is marrying its French-influenced past with bold eco-tourism ventures to become a chic city-stay on the sub-continent's south coast, writes Leisa Tyler.

India

Shrines of the times

Piety prevails ... a Jain pilgrim prays at the feet of the statue of Gommateshwara.

Andrew Taylor glimpses a little more of India's past than he bargained for in some of its ancient temples.

Chennai

Hip addition to New India

Claire Scobie steps into a Chennai retreat where even the towels are works of art.

India

The signature tastes of Chennai

A Chennai face.

On teeming streets, Tom Neal Tacker experiences the six elements of Tamil cuisine.

Map of Chennai

Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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